Piri Weepu admits drink-driving

Author
NZ Herald ,
Section
Rugby,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 10:29AM
Piri Weepu became a cult hero after he took over goal-kicking duties in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Photo / File
Piri Weepu became a cult hero after he took over goal-kicking duties in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Photo / File

Ex-All Black Piri Weepu has admitted drink-driving.

He had been charged with drink driving at more than twice the legal limit after an incident in Lower Hutt last month.

The former halfback, who became a national hero during the All Blacks' 2011 World Cup-winning campaign, faced one charge of driving with excess breath alcohol on Victoria Street in Petone on July 15.

The 34-year-old appeared in the Hutt Valley District Court this morning on the charge. He is said to have had 600mcg of alcohol on his breath at the time of the alleged offending.

The legal limit is 250mcg, and anyone over 400mcg can receive a conviction.

Weepu initially fought to keep his name a secret.

But today he tweeted confirming the incident.

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